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In the Reins: In the Reins Series, Book 1 audiobook cover art

I Could NOT Put This Down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

After experimenting with Audible before this book, I have slowly been listening to other books. Then "In the Reins" came along, and I could NOT put it down. By that, I mean my phone was with me everywhere while I listened, and I FINISHED IT IN A DAY. This book was fabulous. I am a horse person and writer, so I could actually identify with the main character of Devon to some extent. But even if I wasn't a horse person or writer, I feel like most women who have been in the dating world can identify with Devon...especially with being hurt in love and with finding someone you can't stop thinking about. The author, Carly Kade, looks like she is well on her way as a new author with writing that flows, maintains your interest (remember, you won't want to put it down), and that draws you into the story and makes you forget where you are. The author made the characters very realistic, complete with likable characteristics and also with real human flaws...just like we all have. In addition to the main characters, I was very intrigued by two side characters...JD and Sophia. Both remind me of people I know. In fact, I had a Sophia at my barn when I had a horse. The book's main story kept me interested because I wanted to just keep finding out more about the characters and about McKennon's past. I must add, even if you know nothing about horses, you will enjoy this book, especially if you love the romance genre. "In the Reins" has everything it needs...and MORE. Horses. ruggedly handsome cowboys, romance, intrigue, interesting characters, smooth dialogue, writing that flows...and the can't-put-it-down factor. I'm now reading (vs. listening to) the second book in the series, "Cowboy Away," and so far, it is just as good or better. All my down time will be devoted to continuing with the saga of Devon and McKennon, until I finish it. Then I bet I will be chomping at the bit for the third installment.